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[Florida] Addiction Caused Smoker’s Deadly COPD, Argues Plaintiff’s Attorney

Keith Mitnick tells jurors that Patricia Dawn Allen’s addiction to cigarettes was a cause of her fatal chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mitnick represents Andy Allen, who is suing tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, claiming thei
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 2, 2014 20:26
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Tobacco smoking interferes with GABAA receptor neuroadaptations during prolonged alcohol withdrawal

constituents in tobacco smoke other than nicotine block the recovery of GABAA receptor systems during sustained alcohol abstinence, contributing to alcohol relapse and the perpetuation of smoking.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
added Dec 2, 2014 08:15
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[Australia] Smoking makes it harder to quit drinking

Contrary to popular opinion, smoking does not make it easier to quit alcohol, and may in fact make the withdrawal process worse. A study, published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that smoking during alcohol withdrawal
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 2, 2014 08:14
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Why Do So Many Schizophrenics Smoke?

Scientists are still studying how nicotine and schizophrenia may be linked. The brain contains several types of receptors—proteins on the surface of cells that receive chemical messages. Nicotine attaches to the same type of receptors as a brain chemi
Healthgrades
added Nov 29, 2014 02:02
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[Massachusetts] Beyond the Nicotine: Q&A with tobacco control expert Michael Siegel

Siegel: Absolutely. There’s a new product called electronic cigarettes. Basically, they look like cigarettes, but they don’t contain any tobacco. They deliver nicotine, but without the tens of thousands of other chemicals. Many thousands of smokers have
The Daily Free Press (Boston University)
added Nov 28, 2014 12:31
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[Europe, Philippines] Le HOUEZEC: The drag on e-cigarettes

But nicotine is only partly responsible for tobacco dependence. Other substances from tobacco smoke—such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors, which have antidepressant effects—reinforce tobacco dependence, but are absent from vaporized nicotine. That may be
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph) [inactive]
added Nov 28, 2014 12:30
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[HEADLINE] He’ll be addicted to nicotine before he’s ever heard of product placement.

sellers of electronic cigarettes are following Big Tobacco’s script. They’re acquiring movie industry endorsements and paying to put their brands in movies... That’s why every nicotine product in a film deserves an R-rating: cigars, cigarettes,
Smokefree Movies (UCSF)
added Nov 24, 2014 04:00
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LETTER: A Molecular Basis for Nicotine as a Gateway Drug

Whether tobacco use is causal of, or only associated with, future drug use remains a central question. Kandel and Kandel present compelling molecular evidence in mice, but experiments involving humans are necessary to address the social confounders of tob
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Nov 20, 2014 12:12
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Specific brain neurons responsible for nicotine addiction

a new study suggests there are specific neurons in the brain's reward system that are active during both use of and withdrawal from nicotine.
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Nov 19, 2014 15:47
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[Florida] $21M Award to Smoker's Widow in Suit Against R.J. Reynolds$21M Award to Smoker’s Widow in Suit Against R.J. Reynolds

After more than two days of deliberations, a jury awarded Diane Schleider $21 million in her Engle progeny wrongful death suit ... The verdict, which rejected a claim for punitive damages, found that Schleider’s husband, Andrew, was addicted to nicotine,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 19, 2014 15:38
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